What can you tell me about Skirmish?
Skirmish is a meeting place for people working in game development. Regardless of your type of skill and work you do, this is the place to create a portfolio for yourself, show your work, get followers and feedback, and connect with other developers, to make great games.
Who can join Skirmish?
Basically anyone who works in game development is welcome. That includes game designers (ofcourse), programmers, artists, animators, testers, writers, actors, composers, sound designers, publishers, or anything else relating to game development.
I am a gamer, but I don't make games. Can I still join?
Sure! You can signup as a Gamer rather than a Developer. That will allow you to follow game developers, like their work, and comment on it. Few restrictions will apply, like the ability to upload content. This is preserved for people working on game development. But if you start to work on games, you can always request to change into a developer, and we'd be happy to do it.
I work in game development. Why should I join Skirmish?
Jacob Minkoff, the lead designer on Uncharted 3 and and The Last Of Us, once said "You wanna make it as easy as possible for them to see your work, quickly decide that it’s good, and give you a call.". This is in a nutshell what we want to help you do here. You start by creating your profile, upload your work, gain followers and reputation, and get found more easily by game publishers and indie devs seeking your kind of skills. For people working on their own games, there is also the added value of building gamer fanbase, and getting feedback and anticipation for your game. You can also quickly seek the skill you need to hire.
How is Skirmish different than other portfolio sites out there?
There are two main differences from our point of view. First is that, this site is aimed at people in game development only. So designers and programmers not into game development won't join, giving more focus to those who are. Second is that, unlike many other game developer sites which seem to focus on programmers and artists, we're targeting everyone in game development. Whether you're musician, sound designer, voice actor, tester, writer, translator, producer, or anything else, you're welcome to join. As long as your work relates to game development, we want to see it.
What type of content can I post on Skirmish?
Basically, anything related to game development. It can be your recent artwork, an interview about your game design, a tutorial, game play video. You get the idea. You can '
can post in image, video, or audio format.
Do you allow comments on my posts? I hate online trolls.
Yes we do allow it. However it's up to you to decide who can comment. You can restrict comments to developers only, who are more likely to have compassion for your work, or you can disable comments completely if you like.
I found an interesting developer I want to get in touch with. How do I do that?
You can use our messaging service, or see if he provided any contact details on his profile page.
How can I create a page for my game?
You can signup as a developer, and then click the Add New Game link at the top to create a page for your game.
Does it cost anything to use the site?
No. The site is FREE to use. In the future, we might add premium features for a small annual fee, or introduce job ads which are paid for. We will keep however all current features free, and keep adding to the free set of features as well. We understand making a game is already hard and costly thing, and we're trying to be as helpful as possible. We love playing great games at the end of the day.
What is Skirmish Marketplace?
Skirmish Marketplace is our latest service. It is a comprehensive game assets search engine that finds both free and paid assets from various game asset shops. It will speed up your search to find the right asset. And you can use various filters to fine-tune your search. Try it now https://skirmish.io/marketplace.
Do you make any money from Skirmish Marketplace?
Yes. For some paid assets, we might use our affiliate link to direct you to that asset store. If you make a purchase, we make a small commission from that purchase. The price will be the same for you however, and this helps us cover the cost of the service and improve it.
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